Re: [civilwarwest] Grant's victory
Is this the great fight where both generals,
Rosecrans and Bragg, decided to try the
famous "wheel" or turning movement that Hattaway
and Jones like so much (HOW THE NORTH WON)?
Only Bragg woke up first; otherwise, they'd have
spun around each other?
I've been to the NPS site in a pouring rain
storm; it was hard to get a clear mental image
of the action (but sure was a salutary lesson
about the power of mud!).
>From: "D. Andrew Burden, Ph.D." <daburden@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Grant's victory
>Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 11:04:48 -0600
>Bragg evidently thought he'd been whipped! Although he didn't always
>seem to have a very good grasp of his immediate situation. Always
>thought it was interesting that Shiloh has that sort of legendary sound
>(like the very name has power in it), but Stones River was every bit as
>nasty and more. About as many casualties, significantly fewer men
>engaged, and fighting for far less time. Simple math tells me that
>Stones River must have been a very severe fight indeed. Any stories
>passed down from your g'father? I assume you meant he was with Sill
>when Sill was killed, and not when your g'father was killed. Did he
>survive the war? Ever been to the field?
>Clyde Thompson wrote:
> > Andy:
> > You are right on as usual.Rebs hit early as
> > they mostly did, coming after our breakfast.
> > McCook on the Union right folded like a hinge.
> > Thomas in middle held.
> > My GG father was in the 33rd ohio and with
> > Sill when he was killed. The 78th PVI was right
> > there were McCooks line pivoted. They took fire
> > from front and side. Next day Jan 1st was
> > slow, the 2nd the Rebs tried the left Crittendens
> > side of line. Here 78th gained their fame, cross
> > ing Stones River and captureing battle flag and
> > some cannons. You may be right in calling it
> > a Draw but I like to say we whipped them.Not
> > the first day, but they left.
> > Clyde
> > =====
> > Clyde
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- --- In civilwarwest@y..., sdwakefield@p... wrote:
> I believe that Rosey's Chief of Staff at Murfreesboro was ColonelSteve,
> Julius Garesche' a native of Cuba. Sadly he did have his head shot
> off during December 31, 1862. I believe that Garfield was Garesche's
I beleive you to be correct.And as I recall, Rosey was next to
him when it happened.----Dan